Sacked, shunned and suicidal – the Cameroon sports stars battling anti-gay laws

Athlete Thierry Essamba displaying his medals in a stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Cameroonian athlete Thierry Essamba still trains every day, even though he has little hope of reviving a career cut off when he was ousted from the national squad in a scandal over homosexuality. The 38-year-old hurdling champion was training for the 2014 Commonwealth Games when a senior sports official told […]

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